Edward Snowden leak damage manageable, new NSA chief says

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains unpopular among U.S. lawmakers, but the new NSA chief said it's a manageable situation.

Published Tue, Jul 1 2014 4:20 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden generated anger among politicians and military leaders when he revealed organized surveillance programs. However, it's not causing the new head of the National Security Agency (NSA) to panic, saying the damage done is manageable and hasn't led him to believe "the sky is falling."

Edward Snowden leak damage manageable, new NSA chief says | TweakTown.com

When responding to damage caused by Snowden, the new director, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, said the risk was manageable: "You have not heard me as the director say, 'Oh, my God, the sky is falling.' I am trying to be very specific and very measured in my characterizations."

Similar to a handful of lawmakers, they claim Snowden's information has led to terrorists changing tactics, but refuse to indicate which groups have altered their tactics - while citizens remain frustrated about such organized snooping practices.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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